Singapore 

Mistress sued for $2m says businessman lover told her she was the ‘woman in his heart’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Less than a month after they first had sex, 55-year-old businessman Toh Eng Tiah proposed to his 33-year-old mistress at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, vowing to provide for her for the rest of her life, she said in court on Wednesday (Aug 21). Mr Toh’s lawyer accused Ms Angelina Jiang of telling untruths, saying it was unbelievable that a man in his 50s would make all those vows after less than a month of intimacy. She replied that when Mr Toh proposed, he told her he had…

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Singapore 

Singapore’s miracle man: He returns to rock climbing just 4 months after being told he’d never walk again, Singapore News

Let it be known that in life, the only obstacle is yourself. In a glorious feat of mind over matter, Chua Chee Beng got to his feet a mere two months after he was told he would be paralysed for life. Some four months later, he was back to rock climbing. This November, the 50-year-old will be taking part in a 50km charity walk organised by Raleigh Singapore. It’s a vast turnaround from just two years ago, when life took a bleak turn.   Chua, a rock climbing instructor and a sports…

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Vietnam 

Mekong, south-east regions told to take advantages of technology and favourable climate to develop mushroom production – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Mekong and south-eastern regions have great potential to grow medicinal and edible mushrooms all year, according to the National Agricultural Extension Centre. — Photo sggp.org.vn HCM CITY — The Mekong Delta and south-eastern regions have great potential for growing mushroom year round thanks to their favourable climate and availability of vast quantities of agricultural by-products that can be used as inputs, according to the National Agricultural Extension Centre. Besides, farmers in the regions basically know all about mushroom breeding techniques and cultivation of straw, fungus, button and oyster mushrooms…

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Vietnam 

Businesses told to diversify after steel tariff hike – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Components are made at the Cát Thái Manufacturing & Trading Co Ltd in HCM City. Vietnamese enterprises are urged to draw up appropriate business strategies to use domestic raw materials or other sources. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese enterprises are advised to build better business strategies after the US slapped huge tariffs on Vietnamese steel. On Tuesday, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced it would impose duties of up to 456 per cent on the Vietnamese cold-rolled steel (CRS) and corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) export products made from…

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Singapore 

SCDF ragging incident: Officer on standby told to rescue Cpl Kok seconds after fatal push, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Just three seconds after Corporal Kok Yuen Chin fell into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well, a fellow Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer gave instructions in a panic for another to enter the well to save him. The phrase “Go down, faster”, said in Mandarin, is heard repeatedly in video footage that captured the last moments of Cpl Kok, 22, before he is pushed into the 12m-deep well on the night of May 13 last year. The instruction was directed at Cpl Sok Leng, a swimming…

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Singapore 

SCDF ragging incident: Witness says he told NSF that it’s enter pump well or risk being pushed, Singapore News

On the night he drowned, Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was told he had two choices: he could either enter the fire station pump well himself, or be pushed in. This was told to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer by rota mate Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Adighazali Suhaimi during the cake-cutting ceremony on the night of May 13 last year. They had gathered in the control room at Tuas View Fire Station to celebrate Cpl Kok’s impending operationally ready date. SSgt Adighazali had told Cpl Kok, 22, a Malaysian national…

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Patch holes in property register, implement it quickly to halt US$115 billion in yearly money laundering, UK government told

Proposals for the first register of foreign-owned property aimed at preventing “McMafia-style” money laundering should be put in practice urgently and reinforced to plug potential loopholes, the UK government has been told.Draft legislation contains insufficient verification checks to deter criminals from submitting false information and could allow those exploiting trusts to circumvent controls, MPs and peers have said.More than £90 billion (US$114.7 billion) is estimated to be laundered… Source link

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Singapore 

‘Influencer’ PM Lee avoided social media in the past because of what dad Lee Kuan Yew told him, Singapore News

1.2 million. That’s the number of followers Lee Hsien Loong commands on Facebook. This was what prompted interviewers Kym Ng and Evelyn Lam to declare Singapore’s prime minister an “influencer”. Although Lee was quick to qualify that “1.2 million accounts [do not mean] they’re all fans” during a Mandarin interview shown on Mediacorp Channel 8 last night (April 28), it’s fair to say the country’s leader is popular, at least on social media. On Instagram, Lee has 383,000 followers and his posts on both platforms are usually well received. His…

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Nissan Rogue SUVs’ automatic braking should be investigated, US government told

In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, centre, leaves his lawyer’s office in Tokyo. Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for a fourth time on fresh allegations that cut short his brief time outside detention. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP, File) Source link

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China 

Almost one-third of Chinese cities are shrinking, but urban planners told to keep building

The perception that China’s urbanisation is still in full swing is untrue for nearly one-third of Chinese cities, whose populations are shrinking, according to new findings by a Chinese university.A research team from Tsinghua University used satellite imagery to monitor the intensity of night lights in more than 3,300 cities and towns between 2013 and 2016. In 28 per cent of cases, the lights had dimmed.China now has 938 shrinking cities, according to Long Ying, an urban planning expert at… Source link

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